Can I create a store copy to test an app?

mogbird
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Is there a way to copy my store so that I can test an app?  A sandbox store? 

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StephensWorld
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There's not an easy way to make an exact copy of your store -- you'd have to complete a full migration. 

 

https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/shopify-admin/duplicate-store 

 

However, depending on the app, you probably don't need to make a full copy of your store. 

 

You can definitely make a duplicate copy of your theme (so that if the app adds any coding, and then you remove the app, you can easily revert to the previous/duplicate copy of your theme). 

 

https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/online-store/themes/managing-themes/duplicating-themes

 

As far as a test environment goes -- if you sign up for the Shopify Partners program (https://www.shopify.com/ca/partners) then you can create a "development store" that you can use to play around and test things (separate from your actual store). 

 

https://help.shopify.com/en/partners/dashboard/managing-stores/development-stores 

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